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U.S. Agriculture Department Allocates 6,000 Tons of Wheat to Israel

The Department of Agriculture has allocated 6,000 tons of flour for Israel, a Department spokesman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Under the Department’s export program all shipments of short-supply grain are allocated to countries submitting applications on the basis of need. The United Kingdom formerly supplied the Middle East area with grain, the spokesman said.

The maritime unions have given assurances that even if a maritime strike is called the shipment of wheat to Israel will depart on schedule as an indication of unity between the American workers and the new state.